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Kindergarten Staggered Entry Information

Excitement is in the air as elementary schools across Cumberland County Schools (CCS) make preparations to welcome kindergarten students to the classroom. To allow time for the kindergarteners to become familiar with the kindergarten staff and classrooms, we are implementing a staggered entry approach for the students’ return. This will also give teachers an opportunity to conduct individual assessments to understand each child's strengths and needs.


August 23-26, 2021
Each elementary school will assign incoming Kindergarten students one day to attend school
during the first week of school. Schools will notify families of the assigned Kindergarten
Staggered Day by August 9, 2021.

August 27, 2021
Elementary schools will invite Kindergarten students and their families to attend a
Kindergarten Open House to meet their assigned teacher for the school year. School staff will
notify parents/families of teacher assignments via phone call and email prior to Open House.

August 30, 2021
All Kindergarten students will follow the normal school schedule with their teacher of record.
School staff will direct Kindergarten students to their assigned classes.


Families with questions about the Kindergarten Staggered Entry Day may contact their child's elementary school or call the Elementary Curriculum & Instruction Services Department at (910) 678-2422.